Food additives, enzymes and flavourings
Food additives, food flavourings and food enzymes, also known as Food Improvement Agents, are substances used to improve certain food properties.
Why are food additives, enzymes and flavourings added to food?
- Among other things, food additives retain, colour and stabilise food during production, packaging or storage.
- Enzymes have specific biochemical processes that serve technological purposes at any stage in the food chain.
- Flavourings add or change the odour or taste of food.
By adding additives, certain characteristics of the food change. Additives contribute to the consistent quality of products, make food supply season-independent and allow for cheaper food production and long-term storage.
However, some types of food additives are associated with health risks, especially in sensitive persons, children and patients. It is therefore important that consumers have complete insight into the food’s raw material composition, including all additives.
Food additives are indicated by the letter E and the corresponding number. On the original product packaging (pack, label) added additives must be labelled with the name of the group (e.g. colorant, preservative etc.) and the name of the additive or E-number. For example, if a product is preserved with sorbic acid (E200), the packaging must contain the label “preservative sorbic acid” or “preservative E200”.
Additives are active substances that are added to a product in very small quantities. Since raw material information contained on product packaging is listed according to percentage, additives are usually found at the end of the ingredient list.
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Full company name
Short company name
Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Marti Farm Ltd.
Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
a limited liability company
Commercial Court of Zagreb
HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the
company (Representing the company
individually and independently, Responsible
person for data protection)
HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka)
HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)
Full company name: Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Short company name: Marti Farm Ltd.
Headquarters: Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Office: Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
Legal form: a limited liability company
Court register: Commercial Court of Zagreb
Registration number: 080751121
Share capital: HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Authorized representative: Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the company (Representing the company individually and independently, Responsible person for data protection)
Bank account: HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka), HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)